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Does SERVPRO Provide Emergency Commercial Services

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Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Clay County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion Counties is a 24 hours service. We can be at your facility day or night and restore your building. It doesn't matter if it's a water damage or a fire damage.

We also provide carpet cleaning services for our commercial clients. We can do heavy traffic areas or the entire building.

Straightforward Content Cleaning Method

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After identifying savable items, the first step is to rinse anything covering the item’s surface (ex. mud) to free it up for cleaning. Next, use hot water and a heavy-duty cleaner to scrub off any impurities left on the item. It’s best to use paper towels that you can simply dispose of.

Straightforward Content Cleaning Method

To neutralize any lingering toxins or microbes, it’s critical to disinfect using a water-bleach mixture ranging from two tablespoons per gallon of water for things like dishes to one quarter cup per gallon for surfaces like walls and cabinets. It’s important to not use bleach on any metals. Boiling water can be used as a substitute.

Drying out items can help protect against any mold growth. It’s ideal to leave items outside in the sun to speed up the drying process. You should also have your windows open, using fans to facilitate drying.

Dealing with floodwater can be stressful. However, a standard content cleaning process can maximize the property you recover while keeping restoration manageable.

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Fires from Electrical and Holiday Lights

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Electrical and Lighting Equipment is a common fire that we are called to restore.

Electrical equipment offers an improved quality of life, but that does not come without risks. A damaged cord or faulty wiring can lead to a fire. Cords should be inspected before plugging anything in and occasionally checked afterwards.

Holiday Items are another reason for fires in Carlisle, IN.

Temporary decorations in your home, such as a Christmas tree or scarecrow, should be kept away from flames or electrical components. When celebrating, fireworks are best used away from your home and grassy fields. Holidays are a time to be especially mindful of every fire hazard.

Being mindful of fire risks will save your home from extensive damage. If fire strikes, fire cleaning can be requested from a trained fire restoration crew. Most of the common sources of a home fire, luckily, are preventable with mindfulness.

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Peace of mind and Future Preservation for Commercial Restoration

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Floods can strike at any time, anywhere. It may seem obvious that if your business is in an area that’s at high risk for flooding, or if the property has flooded before, you should obtain a commercial flood policy. However, those who reside in low-risk areas shouldn’t dismiss the opportunity to purchase commercial insurance. That is, a low-risk area is not the same thing as a no-risk area. Policies often come in a range of deductibles, so pick the plan that’s best for your business and its location.

You’ve put a lot of hard work into your business, and a commercial flood policy can help make sure your company continues to operate, even after dealing with flood damage. By bringing in damage cleanup professionals as soon as possible, you may be surprised by what you’re able to preserve and restore without needing to go through the hassle of replacing permanently damaged items and structures.

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Candle Safety to Prevent Fires

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If You MUST Use Real Candles in your home then here are a few ways to use them safely.

Despite the hazards, some people prefer the classic essence of real candles. If candle alternatives are not for you, remember these tips to use candles safely and avoid hours (or days) of smoke cleanup:

  • Put all candles out before going to sleep.
  • Keep flammable objects as far away from lit candles as possible. 
  • NEVER let young children or pets near lit candles.

A candle fire can easily turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. But whether you prefer real candles or are willing to try candle alternatives, the options are endless—as long as safety is considered for you and your home.

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What To Do After A Fire in Clay County

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After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! 

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (812) 446-8155

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers

Mold Damage Homes Can Call SERVPRO

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If You See Signs of Mold, 
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Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (812) 446-8155

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

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Within Minutes of a Water Damage.

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

What To Do After Flooding

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After any water damage it is important to take care of some things right away.

Here are some tips on what to do if you have a flood in your home in Clay County. However, be sure to call SERVPRO of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion Counties right away and then do these tips while you wait for our technicians to arrive.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (812) 446-8155